Switching to another user with automatic locking

Nikolas Arend Nikolas.Arend at gmx.net
Wed Apr 25 00:48:22 CEST 2007

Paul Smith wrote:
> On 4/24/07, Nikolas Arend <Nikolas.Arend at gmx.net> wrote:
>>>> Is there some way of switching to another user with automatic locking
>>>> of the screen of the first user, i.e., likewise KDE?
>>> Doesn't the gnome-screensaver have such a feature?  Lock screen, and
>>> then you can log in as another user.
>> You can use xscreensaver together with gdm, i.e. gdmflexiserver.
>> xscreensaver has this switch users functionality (must be compiled in,
>> but usually it is), which calls gdmflexiserver. When the screen is
>> locked via "xscreensaver-command -lock", the xscreensaver login gui
>> provides you with a "New Login" button which in turn brings you to a new
>> gdm login screen.
> Thanks, Mike and Nick. "xscreensaver-command -lock" only locks the
> screen, unfortunately. (I am using here Fedora Core 6.) How can I
> install gnome-screensaver?

Do you use gdm as display manager?


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